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Turf City MRT Station Construction Work to Start in Q3 2024

CONSTRUCTION WORKS CHALLENGES

Construction work on the Turf City MRT station is expected to be challenging due to the different ground conditions in the area, particularly the harsher ground conditions of the Bukit Timah granitic formation, which requires the use of specialized techniques. to carry out excavation work safely.

Before starting excavation and construction work on the station structure, ground retaining and stabilization structures will be installed to ensure ground safety and stability.

“LTA and contractors will closely monitor the works and implement necessary mitigation measures to ensure safe construction with minimal impact to nearby stakeholders and infrastructure,” the authority said.

It had previously carried out an environmental impact assessment of the works near Eng Neo Forest. Nature groups were involved to identify flora and fauna in the area and develop mitigation measures to minimize environmental impact.

These measures include installing barriers along the edges of the road to prevent animals from entering the road and guide them towards other forest areas.

During construction, road calming measures, such as speed bumps and speed limit signs, will be placed on access roads to construction sites to remind drivers to slow down and watch for animals.

“LTA will continue to engage environmental groups and other stakeholders to keep them informed of the progress of construction and mitigation measures, which have been implemented as part of the Environmental Monitoring and Management Plan,” the authority said.

The CRL is Singapore’s eighth MRT line, linking areas such as the Jurong Lakes District, Punggol Digital District and Changi Region, LTA said. Almost half of the stations will be interchanges with other railway lines.

The fully underground CRL will be built in three phases. Phase 1 was announced in 2019 and comprises 12 stations, with construction work expected to be completed in 2030.

Phase 2, announced in September 2022, comprises six stations. Apart from Turf City, the other stations are King Albert Park, Maju, Clementi, West Coast and Jurong Lake District.

Engineering studies for Phase 3 are ongoing and more details will be announced when they are completed, LTA said.

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